The University of Oxford

The Social Sciences Division represents one of the largest groupings of social scientists in the world. We bring together outstanding departments, faculties and schools committed to tackling some of the major challenges facing humanity, such as sustainable resource management, migration, global governance, justice, poverty and development. Our research combines rigorous and innovative quantitative methodologies and theoretical approaches using individual and collective experiences and actions. The Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings placed the University of Oxford as number one in the world for Social Sciences in 2018 and 2019.

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Announcing The Social Venture Pathway

The Social Venture Pathway offers a toolkit of resources to guide you through the process of creating a social venture. This self-guided pathway aims to fill the gaps missing from traditional innovation processes by providing a clear and comprehensive training resource for starting your first social venture.

Social Science Commercialisation Case Studies

Sharing insights and examples that inspire social science commercialisation.

Methods for Change: Mapping as Octopus

Here we join Heather Miles, University of Manchester, reflecting On the Creative Methods Zoo question “If your research method were an animal, what would it be?”

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping: Case studies

Case studies from the Aspect Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping funded project.

Research Method: Mobile Visual Methods

Exploring the Mobile Visual Methods approach with the Methods for Change project.

Social Science / Social Ventures

Which is what and what is the difference?

ARC Accelerator: Class of 2021

Welcoming the Aspect Research Commercialisation (ARC) Accelerator class of 2021

Case study: Devie

Devie is a digital coaching app supporting parents of early years children.

What’s different about social science entrepreneurship?

A Q&A session from the Aspect Entrepreneurship Community of Practice

A bright new world of social science ventures

Chris Fellingham reflects on the inaugural SUCCESS cohort and looks ahead to the new ARC Accelerator

SUCCESS Programme – 2020 cohort winners announced

Find out which projects won awards at the pitch day

Supporting diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship

The learnings from an Aspect Q&A session on this key topic

Ecosystem Mapping Project update

An update on the Aspect Ecosystem Mapping Project from Project Manager Emma Mirams

SUCCESS workshop with Ti Xu of Cibus Health

Practical insights on needs-based innovation.

Webinar recording: Poverty measurement research

Taking poverty measurement research into the private sector

Webinar recording: Creating ventures during COVID-19

Creating ventures during COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities

Reflecting on lessons learnt from the SUCCESS Programme

An interview with Chris Fellingham, Head of the SUCCESS Programme

Social science spinouts a neglected pathway to impact?

Chris Fellingham explores the importance of spinouts for achieving impact

Academic research for a better society: through social entrepreneurship

Insights from one of our SUCCESS programme projects – Cost Calculator for Children’s Services

SUCCESS workshop on social technology

Key insights from our session with Social Tech Trust and Hello Lamp Post

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